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3 Fire-Safe Grills for Your Land

Safety is our number one priority at Hipcamp. We strive to help landowners provide fun, safe experiences in nature so they can rest easy while hosting our community of campers. As part of this, we assembled a list of our favorite fire-safe grills so landowners and campers-alike can enjoy a good old-fashioned BBQ responsibly.

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Photo by Vanessa L. at JT’s Hidden Jewel, CA.

1. Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill, $329

Avoid the risk of an open flame by ditching it all-together. Pellet grills work a lot like meat smokers, making them a favorite choice for people who love a smokey flavor. We like Green Mountain Grills’ Davey Crockett because it’s easy to use (beginner grill-masters welcome), it’s portable, and it has fun extras, like being able to monitor your grilling progress from the WiFi-enabled mobile app.

2. Everdure Portable Grill, $200

If you’re looking for something stylish and compact, look no further: the Everdure Portable Grill is for you. Charcoal grills tend to be much safer than the average gas grill, but they do require extra work to get going. Features we like include the protective heat shield, cool-touch carry handles, safety latches for easy transport, and the integrated cutting board.

3. Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill, $109

Become the party-master with Weber’s Kettle grill, which can cook up to 13 burgers at once. And don’t worry about the mess—its easy-clean features take the hassle out of cooking with charcoal, so more really is merrier. The Kettle grill is larger than other options here but still easy to move, plus you get big-grill features like temperature control and a nifty hook for the lid. Our favorite feature? The literal safety net that is the ash catcher.

Photo by Andrea W. at the Watering Hole, CA.

Make your grilling experience extra fire-safe

Regardless of the grill you choose, it’s important to take the following safety precautions:

  1. Set up your grill on a stable surface where it can’t be easily knocked over.
  2. Cook away from structures, overhanging branches, and ground brush. Keep a clear space around the grill in case any sparks fly.
  3. Check your grill for damage or grease buildup, and remember to clean it regularly.
  4. Keep some baking soda (for grease fires) and a fire extinguisher (for other fires) close at hand. A bucket of sand works too, if you don’t have a fire extinguisher.

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